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Ride along on my line today #6672778
11/22/19 04:56 PM
11/22/19 04:56 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Paul Dobbins Offline OP
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Today was typical on my line. Lots of miles and a handful of beavers. It got up to around 67 degrees, started off cloudy and turned sunny.

Drove 72 miles to my first site.

I have taken all the beavers out of this site except one. It wouldn't come to anything, and it wouldn't respond to a break in the dam. Monday opened this dam up to pretty much drain the place. Tuesday there was a small patch in the break. I made a dam break set on Tuesday where the patch was. Wednesday there was no action, Thursday there was no action, but finally it came back last night and I was fortunate to get this last one.

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Drove 4 miles to the next site on this same tract.
I set a snare in this trench made in front of the riser. The beavers have been using it to go through the pipe. The beaver got wrapped up beside the pipe. You can see the pigtail of the snare left where I cut it. This should be the last beaver here also. I'm hoping so anyway.

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Drove 43 miles to the next site.

I had made two crackerjack lured sets here yesterday, and I just knew I'd connect. There was beaver sign everywhere. They have a good size lodge and lots of water because the pipe is plugged.

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However, when I checked the sets today, they were untouched. I did some more looking around and found what looked like a #3 Duke wired to a metal stake. I didn't touch it. It looks like someone from the hunt club has been educating the beavers. This is going to be a tough one, I think. Time for footholds and blind sets.

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Drove 2 miles to the next site on the same tract.

Make two sets yesterday, but only this one connected. I used a curiosity lure to draw it in.

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Drove 26 miles to the next site.

The beavers have a 48 inch pipe plugged up. The pipe is about 6' down. I'm standing on the logging road taking the picture and the water is right up to the road. The water is about 2' deep out in the pine plantation.

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I had a snare knocked down by an otter and a beaver in the body grip at the next set.

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Drove 41 miles to the next set and it was empty.

I think I have all the beavers from this site, but not sure. I put a hole in the dam in the riser to find out if it will get repaired.

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Drove 101 miles home. Total miles for the day - 289. That's why the Yota now has 661,000 miles on it - lol.


Here's today's catch. Not a big catch, but a lot of miles. Note the blue bucket in the back in case I need to make that famous blue bucket set.

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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672785
11/22/19 05:01 PM
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The old beavers can sure keep you busy,thanks for the ride along Paul.

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672791
11/22/19 05:04 PM
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Very cool Paul! Always wonder how other guys do it, and how they trap animals I don't get to trap. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672796
11/22/19 05:09 PM
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Taking a few notes from you on this one. I have a beaver situation similar to what you are talking about. Small dam and first night took out a 40 lber but certainly not the only beaver there. 330 in the slide down from the dam. then cold turkey no action. Broke down dam set it and nothing. Was iced over so i couldn't get into to much else and am limited on the number of traps i got to set and type for beaver as well. After a week of blanks i pulled the traps and then a week later the landowner called again and said the beaver is back. came back out and set it and cold. Really need to go blind sets but no leg holds for beaver so i gotta figure it out with 330's. I have always been good at getting the 80% everyone talks about but when the landowner wants 100% sometimes i struggle


2019 to date 20 Coon (2 released), 11 Muskrat, 3 cottontails, 1 Beaver, 4 Skunk, 1 Mink, 1 Coyote
Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672801
11/22/19 05:12 PM
11/22/19 05:12 PM
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very nice--thanks.


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672803
11/22/19 05:14 PM
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Thanks Paul appreciate the tour, are leaving your wallet in truck when checking traps nowdays?


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672806
11/22/19 05:16 PM
11/22/19 05:16 PM
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Wabash, IN USA
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Cool pics, thanks for posting!


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Flipper 56] #6672808
11/22/19 05:17 PM
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New York ,Adirondack mts.
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No Snakes ?

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672813
11/22/19 05:20 PM
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Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
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The Adventures of Culvert Trapper, lol. Glad you caught a few beaver's while you were 'loafing'.


Not my circus, not my clowns.
Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672819
11/22/19 05:23 PM
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Alabama
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Thanks for sharing.

Had a job last spring where I found a couple of 1.5 coil springs tied to a tree with rope shocked Ended up catching a couple of beaver missing a front leg.

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672821
11/22/19 05:24 PM
11/22/19 05:24 PM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Nice.


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672822
11/22/19 05:25 PM
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Iowa
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Those smart ones are the ones keep you thinking and on your toes. I had one this year that was ,it seen one in the snare and it would take down the snares with out getting caught then a Game warden show me how to set 220 on land for beaver in the past and did get some that way I try that on this one it did not work .So I took a bloody up coyote 4 coil # 3 . and set that in the water I use 4' stakes cross stake them . and made sure the beaver did not get on dry land or any where, I had it the next day wait for me.Thank you for shear your line.


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672823
11/22/19 05:25 PM
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Cool pics and story. Thanks for taking us for a ride on your line

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672824
11/22/19 05:26 PM
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Cool post Paul, romantic!


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672829
11/22/19 05:33 PM
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Nice work!

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672849
11/22/19 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the ride along!


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672851
11/22/19 06:00 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Interesting post Paul, thanks for posting it. Nice to see you carry a blue bucket with you.


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Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6672855
11/22/19 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the ride-along, very interesting. Could you explain what the risers are for because I have no clue?


Eh...wot?

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: Boco] #6672896
11/22/19 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
thanks for the ride along Paul.


Same here. Thanks!

Re: Ride along on my line today [Re: mole] #6672902
11/22/19 06:57 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by mole
No Snakes ?


It was warm enough, but I didn't encounter any.



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